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Dress Code

Our dress code at Vista is flexible, affordable, and designed to encourage success. With less distractions and competition, our scholars can focus better in school.


White, red, or navy blue
Only black, white, gray, or blue short-sleeved t-shirts may be worn underneath

Cotton or knit, long or short sleeve with a collar (must be seen with or without cold weather attire)

Shirts must be tucked in at all times
No lettering of any kind is allowed on shirts with the exception of Vista Charter Academy (middle school)

Hats, Shoes & Accessories

  • Hats and other headwear are not permitted in the building
  • Hooded clothing is prohibited
  • Solid colored belts must be worn with pants, skirts and shorts that have belt loops
  • Conservative shoes, including loafer style, dress shoes, tennis shoes, or closed toed sandals, must be worn
  • Shoe colors may be solid white, navy, black or brown
  • Shoes must be worn appropriately (i.e., laced and/or strapped all the way for safety purposes)
  • Athletic shoes with non-marking soles are to be worn for P.E. class
  • Socks must be worn and be visible above the top of the shoe
  • Socks must be navy, red, brown, grey, white or black
  • A reasonable number of earrings are permitted
  • Body piercing ornaments are not permitted
  • Makeup is not permitted
Middle School
  • Post earrings are permitted - Only ears may be pierced
  • Necklaces and watches may be worn 
  • Thick chains, medallions, dog tags, or designed belt buckles are not permitted

Pants, Skirts, and Shorts

All skirts and dresses must be longer than the student’s fingertips when the student’s arms hang at the sides or no more than three inches above the knees

  • All bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, capri pants, skorts, jumpers) must be navy or dark blue
  • Stretch pants or sweat pants are not permitted
Middle School
  • All bottoms (pants, shorts, skorts, capris, jumpers) must be khaki, tan, or beige
  • Pants are not to go below the waistline or be rolled up the leg

Hair & Hygiene

  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted
  • Hair color must be of natural tones and may not be professionally colored, dyed, or streaked
  • Feathers, headbands with large flowers or bows, mohawks, spiked hair
  • Hairstyles must be conservative with hair being well groomed and off the collar
  • Designs cut into the hair, such as stars, lightning bolts and other symbols are not permitted
The personal grooming of students should be in accord with the standards set by the uniform dress code. Students should be clean and neat when at school.


Cold weather attire may include solid-colored sweaters, hoodless sweatshirts, or vests that are navy blue, white, beige, tan, red, grey, or brown

Interpretation of the Dress Code is at the principal and staff’s discretion and their decision is final.